Direxion Retail Bull ETF Rallies As GameStop Traders Look For Diversification To Play The Stock's Surge

Zinger Key Points
  • RETL is a triple-leveraged fund that tracks multiple retail stocks, including GameStop.
  • The ETF is trading in an uptrend and on Monday, regained the 50-day SMA as support.

Direxion Daily Retail Bull 3X Shares RETL was surging about 10% on Monday, partly driven by massive bullish momentum in GameStop Corporation GME stock –the latter which was skyrocketing about 65% after Keith Gill resurfaced on social media.

Traders and investors may be choosing to take a position in RETL, which holds a 1.2% weighting of GameStop, as well as multiple other retail stocks, to take advantage of GameStop’s upward trajectory but with diversification.

RETL is a triple-leveraged fund that is designed to outperform the S&P Retail Select Industry Index 300%. The ETF tracks many stocks popular with retail traders, with Amazon.com, Inc AMZN, Target Corp TGT and Walmart, Inc WMT making up 3.07% of its holdings.

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It should be noted that leveraged ETFs are meant to be used as a trading vehicle by experienced traders, as opposed to a long-term investment. Leveraged ETFs should never be used by an investor with a buy-and-hold strategy or those who have low-risk appetites.

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The RETL Chart: RETL gapped up above the 50-day simple moving average on Monday before topping out at $10.42, where the ETF began to pull back slightly. RETL’s surge also caused the eight-day exponential moving average (EMA) to move higher above the 21-day EMA, which is bullish.

  • The upward movement confirmed the uptrend, which RETL has been trading in since April 16, remains intact. The most recent confirmed higher high within the uptrend was formed on May 7 at $9.40 and the most recent higher low was printed at the $8.59 mark the following day.
  • If RETL closes Monday’s trading session under the $10 level, the ETF will print a shooting star candlestick, which could indicate the local top has occurred and RETL will fall on Tuesday. If the ETF closes the trading day near its high-of-day, it will print a bullish kicker candlestick, which could indicate higher prices are on the horizon.
  • The move higher on Monday was taking place on higher-than-average volume, which indicates a high level of interest in the ETF. If RETL continues to trek north without sideways consolidation, the ETF will enter into overbought territory, which could signal at least a temporary pullback is in the cards.
  • RETL has resistance above at $10.65 and at $11.40 and support below at $9.78 and at $9.38.
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